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Food and Faith in Christian Culture
 9780231520799, 9780231149969, 9780231149976, 0231149964, 0231149972, 0231520794

Table of contents :
Introduction, by Trudy Eden Historical Background to Food and Christianity, by Ken Albala 1. The Urban Influence: Shopping and Consumption at the Florentine Monastery of Santa Trinita in the Mid-Fourteenth Century, by Salvatore Musumeci 2. The Ideology of Fasting in the Reformation Era, by Ken Albala 3."The Food Police:" Sumptuary Prohibitions on Food in the Reformation, by Johanna B. Moyer 4. Dirty Things: Bread, Maize, Women, and Christian Identity in Sixteenth-Century America, by Heather Martel 5. Enlightened Fasting: Religious Conviction, Scientific Inquiry, and Medical Knowledge in Early Modern France, by Sydney Watts 6. The Sanctity of Bread: Missionaries and the Promotion of Wheat Growing Among the New Zealand Maori, by Hazel Petrie 7. Commensality and Love Feast: The Agape Meal in the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Brethren in Christ Church, by Heidi Oberholtzer Lee 8. Metaphysics and Meatless Meals: Why Food Mattered When the Mind Was Everything, by Trudy Eden 9. Fasting and Food Habits in the Eastern Orthodox Church, by Antonia-Leda Matalas, Eleni Tourlouki, and Chrystalleni Lazarou 10. Divine Dieting: A Cultural Analysis of Christian Weight Loss Programs, by Samantha Kwan and Christine Sheikh 11. Eating in Silence in an English Benedictine Monastery, by Richard Irvine Bibliography Index

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